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The Flow Cytometry Specialist I provides flow cytometry services to Center laboratories. The incumbent reports to the Flow Cytometry Director and works independently in performing daily responsibilities according to established procedures.
Maintain, calibrate and operate the flow cytometers and mass cytometers to meet established performance and safety standards
Perform periodic and as needed instrument maintenance
Run samples for investigators as requested
Instruct investigators in the proper use of equipment, data collection and analysis, providing individual assistance as necessary
Maintain accurate department records including instrument use logs, materials used, supply inventories, capital equipment lists, equipment maintenance lists, department purchases and accounting records
Daily justify and submit instrument usage for billing of instrument time
Maintain current knowledge of advances in flow cytometry and recommend improved laboratory equipment as necessary
Perform other responsibilities as required
Bachelors degree in a physical or biological science
Must have experience working within flow cytometry
Demonstrated skill in working with electronics and machinery
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Familiarity with or experience in optical systems, instrument analysis, computers or molecular and cell biology strongly desired
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.